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the_ignored
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Posted - 01/24/2011 :  13:50:38  Show Profile Send the_ignored a Private Message  Reply with Quote
First found on, of course, PZ Myers blog. The link to the petition is here.

The comment I left on their site:
I'm all against censorship, but, bottom line: The YECs themselves use cherry-picked, outdated data to make evolution look like a failed theory. See Talk Origin's Index of Creationist Claims and their 29+ Evidences for Macroevolution to see what I mean.

It takes a well-educated person to see through their bull, and children generally do not have that info; and teachers can't be expected to waste their time exposing YEC lies.

They should link to the TO sites instead, if possible.

>From: enuffenuff@fastmail.fm
(excerpt follows):
> I'm looking to teach these two bastards a lesson they'll never forget.
> Personal visit by mates of mine. No violence, just a wee little chat.
>
> **** has also committed more crimes than you can count with his
> incitement of hatred against a religion. That law came in about 2007
> much to ****'s ignorance. That is fact and his writing will become well
> know as well as him becoming a publicly known icon of hatred.
>
> Good luck with that fuckwit. And Reynold, fucking run, and don't stop.
> Disappear would be best as it was you who dared to attack me on my
> illness knowing nothing of the cause. You disgust me and you are top of
> the list boy. Again, no violence. Just regular reminders of who's there
> and visits to see you are behaving. Nothing scary in reality. But I'd
> still disappear if I was you.

What brought that on? this. Original posting here.

Another example of this guy's lunacy here.

Kil
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Posted - 01/24/2011 :  15:57:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Okay. I signed it and created a link to it from my facebook page.

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 01/24/2011 :  16:36:01   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Signed it.

Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
Dr. Mabuse whisper.mp3

"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

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Send them unarmed civilians for target practice..
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the_ignored
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Posted - 01/25/2011 :  16:14:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send the_ignored a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Update on Myer's blog.

The way items get on Google Scholar is based entirely on whether they're formatted like a scholarly paper. They aren't sharing the details, but it has to be fairly general stuff, like having a title and author and not being surround by advertising bric-a-brac, or whatever. Any ol' nonsense will do, since they don't evaluate content, and any ol' author will also do, since they don't care if it's being published by the university or the insane asylum, just make it look sort of like a serious paper, and it will show up.


And now you know how Answers in Genesis can find their twaddle on Google Scholar. If there's anything they're good at, it's pretending to be scientific, going through the motions while demolishing the substance. This is good information to have, actually, and you should pass it on to your students, and take it into account when using the service.

>From: enuffenuff@fastmail.fm
(excerpt follows):
> I'm looking to teach these two bastards a lesson they'll never forget.
> Personal visit by mates of mine. No violence, just a wee little chat.
>
> **** has also committed more crimes than you can count with his
> incitement of hatred against a religion. That law came in about 2007
> much to ****'s ignorance. That is fact and his writing will become well
> know as well as him becoming a publicly known icon of hatred.
>
> Good luck with that fuckwit. And Reynold, fucking run, and don't stop.
> Disappear would be best as it was you who dared to attack me on my
> illness knowing nothing of the cause. You disgust me and you are top of
> the list boy. Again, no violence. Just regular reminders of who's there
> and visits to see you are behaving. Nothing scary in reality. But I'd
> still disappear if I was you.

What brought that on? this. Original posting here.

Another example of this guy's lunacy here.
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